DONNA TOOK OUT PRIZEGIVING AT HOUHORA BIG GAME & SPORTFISHING CLUB

Prizegiving 2014Donna on Gladiator had a good season and did very well at Houhora Game & Sportsfishing Club’s prizegiving receiving the follow:

Bellingham Family Trophy – 1st Tag & Release Marlin

Bill Hall Trophy – Most Tag & Released Marlin

Snooks & Lola Fuller Tagging Trophy – Angler Most Points

Tail Ender Billfish Trophy – Last Billfish Weighed

ASB Bank Kaitaia Trophy – Ladies Champion Angler

Gamefish Pin – 1st Tag and Release Marlin

Gamefish Pin – Bluefin Tuna 1st weighed

Gamefish Pin – Heaviest Tuna

Gamefish Pin – NZ Record Bluefin Tuna

NZ Angling Record Certificate – Bluefin Tuna

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WORLD RECORD PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA

I was fishing in the National Tournament and had travelled to the Three Kings on our boat Gladiator.    There were about 20 boats fishing at the Kings while we were there in the first few days of the tournament but due to the weather not being very good and winds up to 35 knots, all but 3 other boats had headed back to North Cape to continue fishing.

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Gearing up for Gamefishing Season

Geoff Lamond recently posted some great information regarding setting up for gamefishing on Fishing.net and I thought I would share some of his information.

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World record shark

Gladiator has had their world record bronze whaler shark, caught by Donna Pascoe during the National Tournament in February 2013 ratified by the International Gamefishing Association.

Congratulations Gladiator on your world record.

New Zealand’s First Weighed Marlin for the Season

Ken and I specifically set out to get the first marlin of the season, weighed or tagged.  We were on our boat ‘Gladiator’ after Christmas and sent the dog and kids home and started fishing. 

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SALTSHAKER CATCHES A SWORD

A good size broadbill was caught on Saltshaker by Justin Webster.  Weighing in at 233.8kg and caught on 24kg line, the sword was weighed at Whangaroa on 17 July and caught near the Parenga Canyons.  Well done, Justin, Scott and crew.